Film, Video Roosevelt's Rough Riders /

Format Film, Video
Contributors American Mutoscope and Biograph Company
American Mutoscope Company
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Dates 1898
Location Florida
Language English
Subjects 19th Century
Actualities (Motion Pictures)
Cavalry Drill and Tactics
Cavalry Operations
History, Military
Military Leadership
Military Training Camps
Nonfiction Films
Roosevelt, Theodore
Short Films
Spanish American War
Tampa (Fla.)
United States
Volunteer Cavalry, 1st
War (Nonfiction)
Roosevelt's Rough Riders /
Other Title
Roosevelt Rough Riders
Roosevelt's Rough Riders at drill
From the Biograph picture catalogue: 27 feet. A charge full of cowboy enthusiasm by Troop "I," the famous regiment, at Tampa, before its departure for the front.
Contributor Names
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company.
Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, [1898]
Subject Headings
-  United States.--Army.--Volunteer Cavalry, 1st
-  Military training camps--Florida--Tampa
-  Horses
-  Cavalry drill and tactics
-  Roosevelt, Theodore,--1858-1919--Military leadership
-  Tampa (Fla.)--History, Military--19th century
-  Spanish-American War, 1898--Cavalry operations
War (Nonfiction)--Short
Actualities (Motion pictures)
Short films
Nonfiction films
-  H32832 U.S. Copyright Office
-  Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 18June1903; H32832.
-  Original main title lacking.
-  Probable release date from AFI cat.: film beginnings, 1893-1910, 1995.
-  Duration: 0:25 at 16 fps.
-  Materials listed originate from the paper print chosen best copy of two for digitization; for other holdings on this title, contact M/B/RS reference staff.
-  Biograph catalog no. 642; code name (for telegraphic orders) Vesontis.
-  MAVIS 48458; Roosevelt Rough Riders.
-  Filmed ca. April 1898 in Tampa, Florida.
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Biograph picture catalogue, Nov. 1902, p. 167 [MI]; Biograph photo catalog, v. 2 [MI].
-  Received: 7/17/97 from LC film lab; ref print; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 6/13/97 from LC film lab; dupe neg; preservation; Paper Print Collection.
-  Received: 6/18/03; paper pos; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
1 reel of 1 (ca. 32 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. ref print.
1 reel of 1 (ca. 32 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. dupe neg.
1 roll (ca. 32 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm. paper pos.
Call Number
FEC 2888 (ref print)
FPE 9287 (dupe neg)
LC 318b (paper pos)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
Digital Id
Library of Congress Catalog Number
Other Formats
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Dublin Core Record
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